When Pierrepont Hicks launched back in 2009, the plan was pretty simple. We wanted to design and release products that just felt right. Better quality. Small batch. Classic. Limited availability. Made in the USA.
When we first came on to the scene, we initially launched with a small collection of neckties. We weren’t revolutionary by any means, but because we incorporated unique, bold and non-traditional fabrics into the mix, some people (NY Times, GQ, Esquire, etc) noticed and as they say, we were off to the races….
From there, we moved into collaborating with some other brands (Dwell Magazine, Scalamandré, Faribault Woolen Mills, Red Wing Heritage, Urban Outfitters, Crisloid) and slowly introduced some new categories into the assortment - outerwear, suiting, home goods and footwear.
Our whole vibe was to be classic, but fresh, uniform, but versatile and rugged, yet sophisticated.
Time started to pass by and along the way, we decided to launch Northern Grade, an innovative retail platform that focused on brands that manufacture their goods in the U.S.
Before we knew it, we were traveling the country meeting new people and making lasting relationships producing 44 weekend marketplaces and operating nine brick and mortar stores in NY.
When you add in a couple of kiddos, a doggie, a few moves and plenty of other life events into the mix, there was just not enough time in the day, so Pierrepont Hicks took a little bit of a nap. About a 3-4 year nap actually...
Well, it's 2021 and time to wake back up...We're starting out small again with a collection of footwear that are going to be the most comfy pair of footwear you will even own. No breaking in and pure comfort and individually crafted for each customer to last for years.
While a lot of things have changed in the last 10+ years, we are still going to continue down the original path.
With each new product, our journey is your journey. It is a journey of new discoveries, of new adventures, of failures and triumphs...